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April 18, 2006

Art Building, 2301 San Jacinto

Reported on 4-16-06 at 4:00 PM.

Theft: An Emerson DVD player and projector were stolen from a locked art display case. Loss value: $250.00.

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 4-16-06 between 4:50 PM and 5:20 PM.

Theft: A credit card and $250.00in cash was taken from a secured locker. During the investigation officers discovered the upper locking pin was bent outward rendering locker unsecurable. The victim reported there were three unauthorized charges made to his credit card at several local area businesses. Prior to discovering his credit card and money missing the victim stated to the officer that there had been a subject hanging out inside the locker room. He is described as: Hispanic male, 5'10" with a stocky build. His hair was cut very short. Loss value: Unknown at this time.

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 4-17-06 between 7:15 PM and 7:30 PM.

Theft: Two backpacks containing wallets, textbooks, a black Sony Ericsson cellular telephone, and approx. $33.00 in cash was stolen from the same locker. The victims stated that they attempted to share a locker inside the weight room but had not secured the locker. Loss value: $425.00.

Rec Sports Center, 2001 San Jacinto

Occurred on 4-17-06 between 6:45 PM and 7:45 PM.

Theft: A backpack containing a wallet, credit cards, and a titanium Seiko watch was stolen from an unsecured locker located inside the weight room. The victim search the building and located his backpack inside a first floor men's restroom. The contents of the backpack had been removed. Loss value: $300.00.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 4-17-06 between 10:50 AM and 11:15 AM.

Theft: A black vinyl purse containing four credit cards, personal identification cards, and a check book was stolen from inside a second floor women's restroom after being left unattended. Prior to the discovery of the stolen purse, one of the credit cards had already been used at a local area business. Loss value: Unknown at this time.

Crime Prevention Tip:

As we can see in this case thieves move fast with "HOT" property. Because is a timing game. How much time do they have before you cancel the credit card? How much money are they going to be able to obtain? How many new things are they going to get? What is more important to you is that it is a timing game. How much damage will there be to your bank account? How much damage will there be to your credit and how long will it take to repair that damage? To avoid theses issues limit the number of credit cards you carry to one.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 9 alarm calls, 2 suspicious activity reports, 7 unsecured door reports, and 2 requests for public assistance between 04-17-06 and 04-18-06.

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE DAY:

As we have read into day's issue of the Campus Watch there is a high demand for wallets and credit cards on this campus. KLBJ AM 590 and Fox 7 News have even spotlighted the problems at Gregory Gym and other campus location in an attempt to enlighten, inform, educate and prevent additional victimization of our community. Pass The Word. Let's put the thieves on the endangered species list.